Question / Taiwan: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UIN 66189, tabled on 29 October 2021

Lisa Nandy

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the security situation in Taiwan.

Amanda Milling

Answered on
3 November 2021

HMG considers the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue. We are concerned by any activity which raises tensions and risks destabilising the status quo and have been clear that the numerous Chinese military flights near Taiwan at the beginning of October were not conducive to peace and stability in the region. We underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait alongside partners in the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ communique in May and G7 Leaders’ communique in June.